Rural Arts & Culture Recovery Network

Dear Rural Arts and Culture Friends,

The world has changed drastically since we gathered for the Rural Arts and Culture Summit last October, and we know many rural artists and arts organizations need support and connection right now. In Minnesota, we are also mourning the death of George Floyd, and we know that no matter where we live, we all have a responsibility to fight the systemic racism and inequities that caused his death.

To help us all stay connected right now, and to make sure we get through this time and emerge stronger as a field, we are launching the Rural Arts & Culture Recovery Network – a series of virtual meet ups and workshops exploring the ways rural artists, arts organizations, and their communities are responding to the COVID crisis and addressing recovery efforts. We hope to see you at future events and look forward to reconnecting and continuing the important conversations that were started last October.

Amplifying Empathy

Holly Doll, President and founder of Native Artists United
Thursday, June 4th, 1:00 – 2:30pm

Free. You must register in advance to receive workshop link and call-in info.

Join us online or via phone for the first meet-up in our Rural Arts and Culture Recovery Network series: Amplifying Empathy, with Holly Doll from Native Artists United.

Holly will lead an open discussion on the importance of enforcing equality, diversity, and inclusion to promote a feeling of belonging within your community right now. She will also touch on how Covid-19 has brought to the forefront the inequalities vulnerable communities experience, how you can help tribal communities in crisis, and how to continue to do this work post Covid-19.

Native Artists United is a Native American artist cooperative located in Mandan, North Dakota. Along with the anti-racism work being done, NAU also teaches professional development for artists, traditional and modern art classes, and works to promote the Native artist economy. This webinar would be best suited for people looking to work more with their local tribal communities and to grow their empathy and understanding towards vulnerable groups.


What do you need? What do you want to share?

Do you have a suggestion or idea for a future topic for the Rural Arts Recovery Network, or a resource you’d like to share with your rural arts colleagues? Please let us know by filling out this short suggestion form.

Springboard’s Personal Emergency Relief Fund for Artists and other Coronavirus resources

Springboard for the Arts’ Personal Emergency Relief Fund is a resource dedicated to supporting artists in Minnesota who experience career-threatening emergencies. We have expanded our long-standing program as a response to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. Artists can request up to $500 to compensate for cancelled work that was scheduled and lost.

We have also compiled a list of resources for artists and arts organizations seeking support here:

The Rural Arts and Culture Summit is a program of Springboard for the Arts and supported by:
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